It’s important to pay attention to what we put into our bodies and what we apply to our skin. Do you understand the ingredients on the back of your skincare product? Probably not! One additive widely used is paraben.

Parabens are a class of chemicals that are widely used by cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies as a preservative for their products.  They are quite controversial because of the large number of side effects reported.  Parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors and can even mimic estrogen.  Some studies show that this estrogen indicator can lead to early puberty in girls.  Additionally, parabens can cause allergic reactions on skin, ranging from rashes to rosacea.

It is because of these studies and negative consumer reports that more and more companies are choosing to market paraben-free products.  Parabens are a common ingredient in all kinds of skin care.  As a company focusing on skin care, health and preventative aging, we choose to avoid products with such damaging additives.  We really love the Image line of skincare. They are all paraben free!

Whatever sunscreen product or moisturizer you choose to use, make sure it’s paraben free.  With more and more paraben free sunscreens available, more companies are willing to eliminate the ingredient every day.  Choose the products that are good for you, and others will follow!